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Atlanta's Webster commits to Oklahoma State
Monday, 25th June 2012 - 6:04PM
Atlanta running back Corion Webster, 5-11, 185, 4.58, has committed to Oklahoma State.

Webster ran for 1,865-yards on 222-carries and 24-TD's as a junior.
John Tyler's Ward commits to Houston
Monday, 25th June 2012 - 6:04PM
John Tyler quarterback Greg Ward, 5-11, 165, 4.46, has committed to play college football at the University of Houston.

Ward passed for 3,782-yards and 34-TD's as a junior, and ran for 1,249-yards and 19-TD's, but will most likely play wide receiver or defensive back at Houston.

Ward told David Smoak, "It's a great college and they were one of the first to offer me and show confidence in me and I also like their setup for the student-athlete." Ward added, "And, it's very close to Tyler where my family and friends can come watch me play."

Ward completed 74% of his passes (283-383) as a junior and was a first-team all-state selection. He was also a first-team selection.
Dale Dotson, "We're done with athletics at Lon Morris"
Monday, 25th June 2012 - 6:04PM
Everyone knows about the email shutdown of Lon Morris College from a month ago, but I hadn't heard much over the last few weeks about any finality to the future of Lon Morris athletics, well, tonight, long-time Bearcats men's basketball coach, Dale Dotson told me, "Smoaky, I know you heard about the shutdown email last month, well, there won't be any athletics this year at Lon Morris College, we're done."

Dotson, who was also an All-American basketball star at Lon Morris from 1963-1965, continued, "You know, after 23-yrs, I never thought I'd get an email ending my career. It's tough to swallow, sickening situation."

Dotson said he hasn't heard from anyone from the college since the email and added, "This was supposed to be the first year our football program played in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference, so imagine how this could affect all those teams involved."
Longview's Caraway commits to UL-Monroe
Wednesday, 20th June 2012 - 9:47AM
Longview quarterback Bivins Caraway announced his verbal commitment to UL-Monroe. Caraway, 6-0, 200, 4.7, on Twitter on Wednesday.

Caraway completed 125-233 passes for 2,424-yards and 22-TD's on a 10-5 semifinalist team. Caraway also ran for 6-TD's.
Sam Wells from Frankston to Elkhart
Saturday, 16th June 2012 - 7:00PM
Sam Wells is the new AD/Football Coach at Elkhart High School.

Wells has been the head football coach at Frankston for the last four years, compiling a 23-20 record and two consecutive playoff appearance,
Wells was also the defensive coordinator at Elysian Fields under Ted Patton (now at Rusk) before taking over as head coach at Frankston. He's a graduate of Cayuga High School and Sam Houston State University.

He replaces John Adair, who remains on as the head baseball coach.

Click "more" for the rest of the story and quotes from Coach Wells.
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Four games to focus on in Week 10 - Garrett Ross
Thursday, 27th October 2022 - 5:14AM
The final week of October brings us to Week 10 of the Texas high school football season, where only nine teams sit at 9-0 out of over 1500 programs from across the state. Some programs have already clinched a playoff berth, while others are fighting to keep their seasons alive.

Here are four games to focus on in Week 10.
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2022 & 2023 District 6-3A Division 1

2022-23 District 15-5A & 16-5A Other Sports Thread

Posted 2022-06-14 10:48:22, Post Count: 312

Hallsville (3-0)
Whitehouse (3-0)
Longview (2-1)
Pine Tree (2-1)
Mount Pleasant (1-2)
Texas High (1-2)
Marshall (0-3)
Tyler (0-3)

Game 3 on 3/21
Hallsville beat Longview 11-1
Whitehouse beat Mount Pleasant 20-0
Texas High beat Marshall  11-2
Pine Tree beat Tyler 2-0

Hallsville and Whitehouse cruised to big wins to remain unbeaten in district play.  PT pulled into a tie for third with Longview with their win.  Texas High finally got into the win column, while Marshall and Tyler continue to struggle.


Longview (12-3-1), (5-0)
Hallsville (7-8-2), (4-1)
Whitehouse (18-5), (4-1)
Texas High (8-6), (3-2)
Mount Pleasant (8-13), (2-3)
Pine Tree (17-8), (2-3)
Marshall (8-11-2), (0-5)
Tyler (2-18), (0-5)

Game 5 on 3/21
Longview beatHallsville 6-0
Texas High beat Marshall 11-6
Pine Tree beat Tyler 16-0
Whitehouse beat Mt. Pleasant 6-2

Longview took sole possession of first place with their win over Hallsville.  Hallsville and Whitehouse are knotted up for second place.  Texas High is sitting all alone in fourth place with MP and PT tied for fifth.  



Whitehouse (12-1-1) 37 points
Longview (11-3-0) 33 points
Tyler (11-3-0) 33 points
Mount Pleasant (10-4-0) 29 points
Texas High (5-9-0) 15 points
Pine Tree (5-9-0) 15 points
Hallsville (2-12-0) 6 points
Marshall (0-14-0) 0 points

Nacogdoches (DC) Vs. Vs. Mount Pleasant (F).........7PM Thursday in Tyler (Rose Stadium)
Whitehouse (DC) Vs. Dayton (F).......... 6:30 Friday in Diboll
Lufkin (R) Vs. Tyler (T)..........7:30 PM, Thursday in Jacksonville (Tomato Bowl)
Longview (R) Vs. Humble Kingwood Park (T) ..........7 PM, Thursday in Diboll


Longview (11-2-1) 35 points
Hallsville (11-3-0) 33 points
Pine Tree (11-3-0) 33 points
Mount Pleasant (8-5-1) 25 points
Tyler (6-8-0) 18 points
Texas High (4-10-0) 12 points
Whitehouse (4-10-0) 12 points
Marshall (0-14-0) 0 points

Humble Kingwood Park (DC) Vs. Vs. Mount Pleasant (F)..........6PM, Friday in Athens (Bruce Field)
Longview (DC) Vs. New Caney Porter (F)..........6:00 PM, Friday in Lufkin
Lufkin (R) Vs. Pine Tree (T)..........5:30 PM, Thursday in Jacksonville (Tomato Bowl)
Hallsville(R) Vs. Nacogdoches (T).........7PM, Thursday in Henderson (Lion Stadium)

Madden Ring of Honor is a Joke

Posted 2023-03-22 16:57:34, Post Count: 1

These Are The First Ever Inductees Into Madden's Ring Of Honor ( 

I will agree with Lawrence Taylor, but if Madden was still around there would be at least one or two offensive linemen in the group and a linebacker.  I realize that Deion is in, because he could make plays, but he couldn't tackle anyone.  

Price-Carlisle OPEN

Overton open

Posted 2023-03-21 07:20:23, Post Count: 21

Word on the street is he took another job...good luck coach 

Overton open